As per the Islamic traditions, every Friday of the week is a special day to receive blessings and salvation. One of the festivals is Jamat-ul-Vida which means the Friday of farewell. It is also called ‘Jummat-al-Wida’ which tells about the good wishes of the holy Quran. On this occasion, people celebrate it by reading and listening the Quran either in the mosques or in their households and they also feed and help the poor and the needy people on this day.
Ten Lines on Jamat ul Vida Festival
1) As per the Islamic culture, every Friday of the week becomes a source of blessings.
2) The special day of Jamat-ul-Vida is translated in English as “The Friday of Farewell”.
3) Jamat-ul-Vida is also known as ‘Jummat-ul-Vida’ means good wishes of the Holy Quran.
4) It is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr.
5) Jamat-ul-Vida also represents the commencement of the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
6) Prophet Mohammad himself laid stress on the importance of offering Friday prayer.
7) Friday prayers are compulsory by both Shia and the Sunni denominations.
8) Thousands of Muslims gather inside the mosque to offer holy prayers to Allah.
9) It is believed that prayers offered on Jamat-ul-Vida directly reach Allah.
10) There is a provision to offer prayer early in the morning and to recite the Quran.
1) Jamat-ul-Wida which means Friday of farewell is also known as “al-Jumu’ah al-Yateemah” or “the orphaned Friday” in Arabic and “al-Widaa Juma” in Urdu.
2) ‘Jamat’ or ‘Jumu’ah’ means ‘gathering’ and ‘Wida’ means ‘farewell’.
3) Jamat-ul-Wida is also known as ‘Jummat-al-Wida’ which directly indicates the good wishes of the Holy Quran which is one of the sacred days for the Muslims.
4) On Jumu’ah or Friday, Muslim men are required to attend the prayers at Mosque.
5) Women may attend the prayer but there is no obligation; the evidence is found in the Quran in verse 9 of chapter 62.
6) The Friday prayers are considered obligatory for both Shia and Sunni Muslims but the old, children, sick and women are forbidden from doing so.
7) The last Friday of the Ramzan month is believed as the day when the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad.
8) Ramzan fasting is performed by all the Muslims as one of the five pillars of Islam viz. faith, prayer, charity, fasting and a holy visit to Mecca.
9) Jamat-ul-Vida is celebrated with full devotion and people go to mosques to offer prayer to Allah, the almighty.
10) In India, the large Muslim gathering can be seen at the Mecca Masjid located in Hyderabad.
Jamat-ul-Vida is one of the most significant and auspicious festivals in which the Muslim people celebrate by heart. They believe that this is the day when they can become free from sins and any good deed performed by them will be watched by Allah and will benefit them manifold in return. Prophet Mohammad has himself given more focus on the fasting and prayers on this particular and auspicious occasion of Jamat-ul-Vida.